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Laura E. Bedford (Norris)  

Laura E. Bedford (Norris)

February 27, 1962 –¬†October 8, 2013

Laura E. Bedford, age 51, of Newark, DE passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware on February 27, 1962, Laura was the daughter of Junior Norris and Virginia Wimmer Barbor. She was employed as a scanning coordinator for Shop Rite for over 33 years. Laura was a dedicated and well-respected coworker.
A kind and giving person, she was a loyal and wonderful friend to many. She held a special place in her heart for animals. Above all, she will be remembered as a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Norris and her stepfather, Fred Barbor. She is survived by her beloved husband of 23 years, Raymond Bedford; mother, Virginia; daughter, Jaclyn Bedford (J.D.); stepsons, Curtis Bedford, Chuck Bedford (Natalie), and Jason Bedford (Jenn); sister, Rosalie Lacey (Patrick); 7 grandchildren, Jacelyn, Cole, Alexis, Nadia, Owen, Tyler, and Adalyn; niece, Renae; and nephew, Eric.
A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE where friends and family may call from 10 am until 12 Noon. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Dawn Marie Moore, October 9, 2013

    Laura ,
    I will never forget you and I will miss you . You were truly one of the kindest and most genuine friends in my life . You never had a bad word about or towards anyone , only soft spoken honesty . I will miss you and missed working together . You , Claire , and I had so many laughs and fun in our days at work and out together socially . I know you will be watching over Jacs and your beautiful grand daughter Jacelyn, she couldn’t ask for a better angel . We will be looking out for her too Laura . Rest in peace friend , I love you .
    Your friend,
    Dawn

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    • Patty Beavers Nieves, October 10, 2013

      To the Bedford Family, My sincere condolences. Laura was a great person and had a lot to give for not only her family but friends and her love for animals. I had not seen or talked to Laura in many years but I was glad I had the opportunity to work beside her at ShopRite for there are many memories. What I remember the most was her gracious smile, her love of life and her dedication to work. Laura, you will be missed by so many who you have had the pleasure to touch lives during your life on earth. Laura, Rest in Peace. Love, an old friend, Patty

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  2. jessica cool, October 9, 2013

    I will always miss u aunt laura. You are forever in our heart’s and you will never be forgotten!!

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  3. elaine yanchulis underwood, October 9, 2013

    Laura from the first day I started at Newark shoprite(16 yrs ago) you were always so nice, and careing. While other people were snobby u weren’t. it was like u stood out from the others And what made me always feel a special bond, together, was when I saw a picture of jaci near ur computer ( I think she was in elemeentry school at the time )first. I thougelf. I will be a proud mom like that one day, which I am today after 4 kids. You were always down to earth. And ur love for jaci I will always remember. You are a great person. I will never forget u. Ur friend, Elaine Underwood.

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  4. Peggy Wright, October 10, 2013

    Ray & family; Please accept our condolences on your loss. Needless to say we were surprised to hear of her illness and passing. Know that she is now free of any pain and at peace. Have faith in the knowledge that she will forever be with you and may her memories bring you joy, laughter and an overfilled heart full with love. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the services as we will be traveling Monday from a family wedding in CT., but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Garry & Peggy Wright

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  5. cindy arnold, October 10, 2013

    To the entire Bedford family. We are very sorry for your loss. She is in the loving arms of Jesus Christ. God keep you in His loving Care. The Arnold family – Cindy, Dave, Chuck, David and Julie.

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  6. Sheila Flocco, October 10, 2013

    To the Bedford family

    Laura will never be forgotten, she was a wonderful and caring person. I was blessed to have work with her at Shop Rite. Mike and I will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

    Laura is a special angel and will keep watch over all of you.

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  7. joe and lee mccullough, October 11, 2013

    sorry to hear about Laura passing, you are in our prayers and thoughts

    Joe and Lee McCullough

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  8. Pam McVey, October 11, 2013

    To the Bedford Family

    Laura will be so missed by all. I just can’t believe she is gone. I know now that GOD has a better job for her. To look over us all, and keep us on the right path. MY heart goes out to all of the family.

    pam and rick, and mike mcVey

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  9. Karen Nolan Briggs, October 11, 2013

    I am sending my Sincere Condolences for the Loss of Laura. She will be missed by Many and Remembered as ” A Good, Loving Person “. In the presence of Angels, a part of the Great Cloud of Witnesses, face to face with the King of Kings-Your Loved One is Home with Jesus. Keeping You All in My Prayers & Thoughts. Sincerely, Karen Nolan Briggs

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  10. Jo Ann Miller, October 11, 2013

    Like the ripples in a pond her love and friendship spread out to reach and touch the lives of all of us that knew her. To the family may your memories give you strength. Somone so special can never be forgotten. Laura you were a true gift to all of us in life. God Bless you the entire Bedford family.

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  11. Karen (Wimmer)Rosica, October 12, 2013

    I am so sorry to hear of Laura’s passing. My heart goes out to all of her loved ones. I have good memories of her as a little girl playing with my kids at their Grandmother’s house. Karen

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  12. Jennifer. Bass, October 12, 2013

    Ray and Family,
    Words could never express the hurt and pain I feel right now for the Loss of Laura . She was so Special to me . The Daughter I always wanted.
    God Bless you and your Family .Our Prayers will be with you always.
    Will and Jennifer Bass

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  13. matthew christopher, October 12, 2013

    Ray I just wanted to tell u. very sorry for your lost. the time I spend with laura at work grew to respect her and love her as a friend. She was very good person and friend. she will be miss

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  14. Vera Miller, October 12, 2013

    Ray and Family,There is so little one can say or do during such a difficult time,but may it comfort you that my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Vera.

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  15. Bob & Ann Charles, October 13, 2013

    Ray and Family,
    Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy for your sudden loss. Please let the boys know we are thinking of them as well. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you, helping to get you through this difficult time. God bless you all.

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  16. John Mooney, October 13, 2013

    Ray and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. She brought joy to many. Please accept my sincere condolences. John

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  17. Barbara (Wilson) Bartley, October 14, 2013

    Ray, Sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. I just loss my husband Tommy in May.
    My sincere condolences to you and your family. My Mother, Emily Wilson, and Sister,
    Sandi also send thier condolences. Prayers and thoughts for you and yours.

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  18. Herb Jenkins, October 14, 2013

    Ray, You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I read your wife’s obituary. God be with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Herb Jenkins

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  19. Dennis & Kim Gilbert, October 14, 2013

    Jaclyn and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that God will comfort you and that your memories you hold will bring you joy and happiness in the years ahead.

    Love,

    Dennis & Kim Gilbert

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  20. Youssef Bekka, October 14, 2013

    She was a very kind lady. She will be missed. My prayers are with your family.

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  21. JOANNE (MCMILLAN) MORRIS, December 23, 2013

    RAY AND JACI, I WAS SHOCKED TO LEARN OF LAURA’S PASSING MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE BEDFORD FAMILY AND TO VIRGINIA HER MOTHER. YOU ARE ALL ARE IN MY PRAYERS.SHE IS IN HEAVEN NOW LOOKING DOWN WITH ALL THE OTHER FAMILY ANGELS. LOOKING AFTER ALL OF US, WAITING FOR THE DAY THAT WE ALL MAY JOIN HER IN HEAVEN MAY GOD’S BLESSING BESTOW UPON US, KEEP US SAFE AND FOREVER IN HIS GRACE. LAURA’S COUSIN JOANNE MCMILLAN MORRIS

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  22. Vrana Anderson, February 16, 2014

    To the Bedford Family,
    I was truly sorry to hear about your loss.
    My prayers are with your family.

    Vrana Anderson

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  23. Your sister, October 8, 2014

    My dear sister. I know you’re fine and safe and secure and we have the opportunity to see you again according to God’s promise. I look so forward to that day.
    I love you so much and miss you so…

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